I originally planned the kitchen transformation around my mid-century modern teak table, but I didn't have chairs to go with it. Instead I have these very kitchy spindle chairs that were lovingly hand painted by A.M. in '83 (they are all signed). They were very kindy passed on to me by the friend of a friend and I was happy to have free chairs!
I was determined to find the perfect chartreuse colour like I had wanted to do in the last kitchen and was inspired in part by this image which I kept folded up in my purse for months. (I would kill for that closet but that's another story.)
And also by figs which I had become quite obsessed with when they were in season. I first bought them just for the colour, and then decided that they are the best thing I've ever eaten.
I was keeping my eye out for some chairs to match the table and searching craigslist for the perfect bargain but in the meantime I found the perfect paint colour: Lemon Pepper by Pittsburgh Paints.
This was after 2 coats of primer - I did 3!
And I love, love, love the colour! (turns out I love the chairs too)